Pokémon VMAX Climax – What is known so far?

What is Pokémon VMAX Climax?

The Pokémon Trading Card Company have announced the release of a new set – VMAX Climax – to be released in Japan on 3rd December 2021.

VMAX Climax Japanese Logo

At present it is unclear whether this set will be released Internationally or whether cards from the set will feature in upcoming international sets. 

The use of the word climax in the title of the set suggests that VMAX has reached its peak and may signal the end of the Sword and Shield Series.

 

What is known about this set?

It is known that VMAX Climax will feature character rare cards. Character rare cards were first introduced in the Japanese set Dream League in 2019 and last seen in the Sun and Moon set Cosmic Eclipse also released in 2019.

Character rare cards are full art cards that feature a popular character with a trainer. These are certain to be popular cards and likely to fetch a high price. 

Pikachu and RedThe following cards have been revealed:

Character Rare cards:

Eevee from Evolving Skies – featured with Trainer Bill
Charizard – with Leon
Crobat V – with Silver
Duraludon – with Raihan
Flaafy featured with Trainer Elisa
Flapple with Trainer Milo
Houndoom with Grimsley
Zekrom featured with Trainer M
Gardevoir from Chilling Reign – with Doctor
Zamazenta – with Hop
Zeraora – with Selene
Single Strike Urshifu – with Gloria
Kingdra – with Clair
Frosmoth – with Jasmine
Bronzong – with Melony
Rockruff
Boltund
Blissey
Blaziken
Oranguru
Ariados
Alcremie
Dusknoir
Octillery

Character Super Rare

Pikachu VMAX with Red –  highly likely to be the chase card of the set
Mimikyu VMAX with Acerola
Sylveon VMAX with Valerie
Eternatus VMAX with Chairman Rose

VMAX Cards:

Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX
Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX
Mimikyu VMAX
Pikachu VMAX
Single Strike Urshifu VMAX
Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX
Rapid Strike Rayquaza VMAX
Single Strike Duraludon VMAX

V-Union Cards

Morpeko V-Union

Non-Holo Cards

Flaafy
Dedenne
Eiscue
Druddigon
Cherubi
Zekrom
Gardevoir
Eevee
Snorunt

Acerola’s Premonition
Adventurer’s Discovery
Fog Crystal
Galar Friends
Gloria
Hunter’s Gloves
Level Ball
Path to the Peak
Purification Gloves